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Curious about what books will be released in the months ahead so you can pre-order or reserve them? Then click on the months below.

Please note we have not included every book that is coming out, but rather some that caught our eye --- and that we thought should catch yours as well.

July 2017

Hardcover

Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Viking | 9780735224278 | Published July 25, 2017

The zoo is nearly empty as Joan and her four-year-old son soak up the last few moments of playtime. They are happy, and the day has been close to perfect. But what Joan sees as she hustles her son toward the exit gate minutes before closing time sends her sprinting back into the zoo, her child in her arms. And for the next three hours --- the entire scope of the novel --- she keeps on running. Joan’s intimate knowledge of her son and of the zoo itself --- the hidden pathways and under-renovation exhibits, the best spots on the carousel and overstocked snack machines --- is all that keeps them a step ahead of danger

Gather the Daughters by Jennie Melamed - Coming of Age, Dystopian, Dystopian Fiction, Fiction

Little, Brown and Company | 9780316463652 | Published July 25, 2017

Years ago, just before the country was incinerated to wasteland, ten men and their families colonized an island off the coast. They built a radical society of ancestor worship, controlled breeding and the strict rationing of knowledge and history. The daughters of these men are wives-in-training. At the first sign of puberty, they face their Summer of Fruition, a ritualistic season that drags them from adolescence to matrimony. Born leader Janey Solomon steps up to seek the truth. At seventeen years old, Janey is so unwilling to become a woman, she is slowly starving herself to death. Trying urgently now to unravel the mysteries of the island and what lies beyond, before her own demise, she attempts to lead an uprising of the girls that may be their undoing.

LoveMurder by Saul Black - Crime, Fiction, Police Procedural

St. Martin's Press | 9781250057419 | Published July 25, 2017

When she’s called to the murder scene, the last thing San Francisco Homicide detective Valerie Hart is expecting is for Katherine Glass to walk back into her life. Six years earlier, revulsion and fascination had gripped the nation in equal measure, as Katherine Glass had been convicted on six counts of Murder One. But the freshly-mutilated corpse in the ground-floor apartment bears all the hallmarks of Katherine’s victims. And then there’s the note, with its chilling implications. Addressed to Valerie. To stop the slaughter, Valerie has no choice. She must ask Katherine Glass to help her decipher the killer’s twisted message. But that means re-entering the pitch-black labyrinth that is Katherine’s mind, and this time Valerie isn’t so sure which one of them will survive.

Madame Zero: 9 Stories by Sarah Hall - Fiction, Short Stories

Custom House | 9780062657060 | Published July 25, 2017

In this collection of nine works of short fiction, Sarah Hall uses her piercing insight to plumb the depth of the female experience and the human soul. A husband’s wife transforms into a vulpine in "Mrs. Fox," winner of the BBC Short Story Prize. In "Case Study 2,” a social worker struggles with a foster child raised in a commune. A new mother runs into an old lover in "Luxury Hour." In prose that is full of rich observations and striking clarity, Hall has composed nine wholly original pieces --- works of fiction that will resonate long after the final page is turned.

Paradise Valley by C. J. Box - Fiction, Mystery

Minotaur Books | 9781250051042 | Published July 25, 2017

For three years, Investigator Cassie Dewell has been on a hunt for a serial killer known as the Lizard King whose hunting grounds are the highways and truck stops where runaways and prostitutes are most likely to vanish. Cassie has set what she believes is the perfect trap and she has lured him and his truck to a depot. But the plan goes horribly wrong, and the blame falls on Cassie. Disgraced, she loses her job and investigation into her role is put into motion. At the same time, Kyle Westergaard has disappeared after telling people that he’s going off on a long-planned adventure. Kyle's grandmother begs Cassie to find him and Cassie agrees. And in the same way that two streams converge into a river, Kyle's disappearance may have a more sinister meaning than anyone realizes. 

Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler by Bruce Henderson - History, Nonfiction

William Morrow | 9780062419095 | Published July 25, 2017

In 1942, the U.S. Army unleashed one of its greatest secret weapons in the battle to defeat Adolf Hitler: training nearly 2,000 German-born Jews in special interrogation techniques and making use of their mastery of the German language, history and customs. Known as the Ritchie Boys, they were sent in small, elite teams to join every major combat unit in Europe, where they interrogated German POWs and gathered crucial intelligence that saved American lives and helped win the war. Bruce Henderson draws on personal interviews with many surviving veterans and extensive archival research to bring this never-before-told chapter of the Second World War to light.

Sun at Midnight by Rosie Thomas - Fiction

The Overlook Press | 9781468314953 | Published July 25, 2017

A saga of loss and redemption that centers on Alice, who as a scientist, relies on method, precision, and tangible proof. But when her relationship with Oxford artist Peter Brown collapses spectacularly, she is forced to use her skills to evaluate her own life for the first time. Alice accepts an invitation to travel to the southernmost point of the earth, Antarctica. Upon arrival, she is awestruck by the strangeness of a continent painted in shades of blue and white, lit by an unearthly permanent sunlight. In close quarters with eight men and one other woman, she develops a strong attraction to a man shrouded in danger and mystery. And it’s in this environment that Alice discovers something that could change her life forever...if she survives.

The Goddesses by Swan Huntley - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Doubleday | 9780385542210 | Published July 25, 2017

When Nancy and her family arrive in Kona, Hawaii, they are desperate for a fresh start. Nancy's husband has cheated on her; they sleep in separate bedrooms and their twin sons have been acting out, setting off illegal fireworks. But Hawaii is paradise: they plant an orange tree in the yard; they share a bed once again and Nancy resolves to make a happy life for herself. She starts taking a yoga class and there she meets Ana, the charismatic teacher. They are soon spending all their time together, sharing dinners, relaxing in Ana's hot tub, driving around Kona in the cute little car Ana helps Nancy buy. As Nancy grows closer and closer to Ana, she feels a happiness and understanding unlike anything she's ever experienced, and she knows that she will do anything Ana asks of her.

The Lost Ones by Sheena Kamal - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

William Morrow | 9780062565907 | Published July 25, 2017

It begins with a phone call that Nora Watts has dreaded since the day she gave her newborn daughter up for adoption. Bonnie has vanished. The police consider her a chronic runaway and aren’t looking, leaving her desperate adoptive parents to reach out to her birth mother as a last hope. A biracial product of the foster system Nora knows intimately what happens to vulnerable girls on the streets. Caring despite herself, she sets out to find Bonnie with her only companion, her mutt Whisper, knowing she risks reopening wounds that have never really healed. The search uncovers a puzzling conspiracy that leads Nora on a harrowing journey of deception and violence. All to save a girl she wishes had never been born.

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Gallery/Scout Press | 9781501156007 | Published July 25, 2017

Three women in and around London --- Fatima, Thea and Isabel --- receive the text they had always hoped would NEVER come, from the fourth in their formerly inseparable clique, Kate, that says only, “I need you.” The four girls were best friends at Salten, a second rate boarding school. The four were notorious for playing the Lying Game, telling lies at every turn to both fellow boarders and faculty, with varying states of serious and flippant nature that were disturbing enough to ensure that everyone steered clear of them. But their little game had consequences, and the girls were all expelled in their final year of school under mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of the school’s eccentric art teacher, Ambrose (who also happens to be Kate’s father).

The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Bantam | 9780385343299 | Published July 25, 2017

Newlyweds Alice and Jake are a picture-perfect couple, and their life together holds endless possibilities. After receiving an enticing wedding gift from one of Alice’s prominent clients, they decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. The goal of The Pact seems simple: to keep marriages happy and intact. But the young lovers will soon discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life. And The Pact will go to any lengths to enforce that rule. For Jake and Alice, the marriage of their dreams is about to become their worst nightmare.

The Painted Queen: An Amelia Peabody Novel of Suspense by Elizabeth Peters and Joan Hess - Fiction, Mystery

William Morrow | 9780062083517 | Published July 25, 2017

Amelia is relaxing in a well-earned bubble bath in her elegant hotel suite in Cairo, when a man with knife protruding from his back staggers into the bath chamber and utters a single word --- “Murder” --- before collapsing on the tiled floor, dead. It quickly becomes apparent that someone saved Amelia from a would-be assassin. Discovering a terse note clearly meant for Emerson pushed under their door, there can be only one answer: the brilliant master of disguise, Sethos. But neither assassins nor the Genius of Crime will deter Amelia as she and Emerson head to the excavation site at Amarna, where they will witness the discovery of one of the most precious Egyptian artifacts: the iconic Nefertiti bust.

The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase - Family Life, Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399174131 | Published July 25, 2017

When fifteen-year-old Margot and her three sisters arrive at Applecote Manor in June 1959, they expect a quiet English country summer. Instead, they find their aunt and uncle still reeling from the disappearance of their daughter, Audrey, five years before. When the summer takes a deadly turn, the girls must unite behind an unthinkable choice or find themselves torn apart forever. Fifty years later, Jesse is desperate to move her family out of their London home, where signs of her widower husband’s previous wife are around every corner. Gorgeous Applecote Manor seems the perfect solution. But Jesse finds herself increasingly isolated in their new sprawling home, at odds with her fifteen-year-old stepdaughter, and haunted by the strange rumors that surround the manor.

Three Minutes by Anders Roslund and Börge Hellström - Crime, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Quercus | 9781681444130 | Published July 25, 2017

Presumed dead by the Stockholm police, master criminal and undercover informant Piet Hoffmann is now on the run from the Swedish authorities, living with his wife and two young sons under an assumed name in South America. He is recruited as a high-level enforcer for a Colombian cocaine cartel and simultaneously accepts an offer from the DEA to work as an infiltrator to bring the cartel down. But when the Speaker of the House of Representatives is kidnapped by the cartel during an official visit to Colombia, everything changes. Suddenly, Piet is party to the highest-profile kidnapping of an American political figure in history and therefore directly in the firing line in what is quickly dubbed "the Next War on Terror" by the media.

House of Spies (Audiobook) written by Daniel Silva, performed by George Guidall - Adventure, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

HarperAudio | 9780062354419 | Published July 11, 2017

Four months after the deadliest attack on the American homeland since 9/11, terrorists leave a trail of carnage through London’s West End. The attack is a brilliant feat of planning and secrecy, but with one loose thread. The thread leads Gabriel Allon and his team of operatives to the south of France and to the gilded doorstep of Jean-Luc Martel and Olivia Watson. A beautiful former British fashion model, Olivia pretends not to know that the true source of Martel’s enormous wealth is drugs. And Martel turns a blind eye to the fact that he is doing business with a man whose objective is the very destruction of the West. Together, under Gabriel’s skilled hand, they will become an unlikely pair of heroes in the global war on terror.

Paperback

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250132369 | Published July 3, 2017

Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace's friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call --- so why doesn't Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim? And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War by John Strausbaugh - History, Nonfiction

Twelve | 9781455584178 | Published July 3, 2017

No city was more of a help to Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort, or more of a hindrance. No city raised more men, money and material for the war, and no city raised more hell against it. It was a city of patriots, war heroes and abolitionists, but simultaneously a city of antiwar protest, draft resistance and sedition. CITY OF SEDITION follows the fortunes of such fascinating figures as Horace Greeley, Walt Whitman, Boss Tweed, Thomas Nast and Herman Melville. The book chronicles how many New Yorkers seized the opportunities the conflict presented to amass capital, create new industries and expand their markets, laying the foundation for the city's --- and the nation's --- growth.

Texas Ranger: The Epic Life of Frank Hamer, the Man Who Killed Bonnie and Clyde by John Boessenecker - Biography, Nonfiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250131591 | Published July 3, 2017

From the horseback days of the Old West through the gangster days of the 1930s, Frank Hamer (known only as the “villain” of the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde) stood on the frontlines of some of the most important and exciting periods in American history. He participated in the Bandit War of 1915, survived the climactic gunfight in the last blood feud of the Old West, battled the Mexican Revolution’s spillover across the border, protected African Americans from lynch mobs and the Ku Klux Klan, and ran down gangsters, bootleggers and Communists. When at last his career came to an end, it was only when he ran up against another legendary Texan: Lyndon B. Johnson.

The House by the Lake: One House, Five Families, and a Hundred Years of German History by Thomas Harding - History, Nonfiction

Picador | 9781250132192 | Published July 3, 2017

In 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her “soul place,” she said --- a holiday home for her and her family, but also a refuge --- until the 1930s, when the Nazis’ rise to power forced them to leave. The trip was his grandmother’s chance to remember her childhood sanctuary as it was. But the house had changed, and when Harding returned nearly 20 years later, it was about to be demolished. Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, and a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all but one had been forced out.

The Long, Hot Summer by Kathleen MacMahon - Fiction

Grand Central Publishing | 9781455511327 | Published July 3, 2017

Determined to be different from other people, the MacEntees have carved out a place for themselves in Irish life by the sheer force of their personalities. There's Deirdre, the aged matriarch and former star of the stage. Her estranged writer husband, Manus, now lives with a younger man. Their daughter, Alma, is an unapologetically ambitious television presenter, while Acushla plays the part of the perfect political wife. And there's Macdara, the fragile and gentle soul of the family. But when a series of misfortunes befall the family over the course of one long, hot summer, even the MacEntees will struggle to make sense of who they are.

The Summer That Melted Everything by Tiffany McDaniel - Fiction

St. Martin's Griffin | 9781250131676 | Published July 3, 2017

Sal seems to appear out of nowhere --- a bruised and tattered 13-year-old boy claiming to be the devil himself answering an invitation. Fielding Bliss, the son of a local prosecutor, brings him home where he's welcomed into the Bliss family, assuming he's a runaway from a nearby farm town. When word spreads that the devil has come to Breathed, Ohio, not everyone is happy to welcome this self-proclaimed fallen angel. While the Bliss family wrestles with their own personal demons, a fanatic drives the town to the brink of a catastrophe that will change this sleepy Ohio backwater forever.

A Paris All Your Own: Bestselling Women Writers on the City of Light edited by Eleanor Brown - Essays, Nonfiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9780399574474 | Published July 4, 2017

“My time in Paris,” says Paula McLain (THE PARIS WIFE), “was like no one else’s ever.” For each of the 18 bestselling authors in this warm, inspiring and charming collection of personal essays on the City of Light, nothing could be more true. While all of the female writers featured here have written books connected to Paris, their personal stories of the city are wildly different. Meg Waite Clayton (THE RACE FOR PARIS) and M. J. Rose (THE BOOK OF LOST FRAGRANCES) share the romantic secrets that have made Paris the destination for lovers for hundreds of years. Susan Vreeland (THE GIRL IN HYACINTH BLUE) and J. Courtney Sullivan (THE ENGAGEMENTS) peek behind the stereotype of snobbish Parisians to show us the genuine kindness of real people.

All We Shall Know by Donal Ryan - Fiction

Penguin Books | 9780143131045 | Published July 4, 2017

Melody Shee is alone and in trouble. At 33 years old, she finds herself pregnant with the child of a 17-year-old Traveller boy, Martin Toppy, and not by her husband Pat. Melody was teaching Martin to read, but now he’s gone, and Pat also leaves, full of rage. She’s trying to stay in the moment, but the future is looming, while the past won’t let her go. It’s a good thing that she meets Mary Crothery when she does. Mary is a bold young Traveller woman, and she knows more about Melody than she lets on. She might just save Melody’s life.

Around the Way Girl: A Memoir by Taraji P. Henson with Denene Millner - Memoir, Nonfiction

Atria/37 INK | 9781501126000 | Published July 4, 2017

With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from “Empire,” Taraji P. Henson writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother, who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here, too, she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but she saw as a gift.

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase - Fiction

G.P. Putnam's Sons | 9781101983157 | Published July 4, 2017

Amber Alton knows that the hours pass differently at Black Rabbit Hall, her London family’s country estate, where no two clocks read the same. More than three decades later, Lorna is determined to be married within the grand, ivy-covered walls of Pencraw Hall, known as Black Rabbit Hall among the locals. But as she’s drawn deeper into the overgrown grounds, half-buried memories of her mother begin to surface. Lorna soon finds herself ensnared within the manor’s labyrinthine history, overcome with an insatiable need for answers about her own past and that of the once-happy family whose memory still haunts the estate.